Paint Your Life Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}


The Paint Your Life Studio began in 2006 with a handful of artists who would take people’s photos and create oil canvases based on the photo. By 2008, they had expanded their business beyond just oil canvases. They pay careful attention to quality and to their customer’s wishes, making them stand out above the competition.

Discover It

I was thrilled when Paint Your Life wanted me to perform a review for them. I have a huge blank wall in our living room that was in desperate need of some art. A photo-to-canvas was exactly what it needed as a starting point.

1To get started, I first had to order the canvas. I clicked on the “Photo to Canvas” option.

2Next was the Upload and Customize step. I selected Single Panel, 16×20 framed…

3…and the black frame. Then I uploaded our picture. I also had the choice of selecting the black and white or sepia effects, but I chose to leave it as-is.

getimageQA couple days after ordering and checking out, I received an email from Paint Your Life asking me to approve how they’d cropped and prepared our photo. Here’s how the cropped photo appeared. I approved and it went on to printing. I selected a photo of just my husband and myself for this project because I plan on surrounding it with a bunch of pictures of our boys which can be changed as they grow.

DSCN3532About a week later, I was super excited to receive this canvas in the mail. It’s kinda lonesome by itself on our huge, blank wall, but hopefully that won’t be the case for very long!

The process to prepare and order the canvas was quick and easy because the Paint Your Life website is very user-friendly. Although I uploaded our picture directly form the desktop, I love the fact that you can also upload them from Picasa, Facebook, or Flickr.

The Paint Your Life website has a good variety of options. In addition to photo-to-canvas art, you can have a painting, drawing, or pop art done. The wall art pieces come in a variety of sizes and types.

One thing I wish the website had was a regular wooden frame. Since we live in the country and like things to be more natural and rustic, I would have loved to select a regular wooden frame. The black frame was second best, but I will probably eventually have it replaced so that it better matches the rest of our decor.

Overall, the Paint Your Life website is amazing. They made and delivered the photo-to-canvas art quickly. The canvas is high-quality and very attractive (though I wish I’d worn a more attractive sweater for the photo!). They make excellent centerpieces for a collage and their service would be great to use for a house warming gift or for any other occasion.

Buy It

paintingYou can purchase photo to painting, photo to canvas, photo to pop art, wall prints, or oil reproductions online at

Win It

The Prize

prize$100 to Paint Your Life

How to Enter

This giveaway is being run using a handy-dandy Rafflecopter form. To use the form, log in using your Facebook account (make sure your primary Facebook email is one I can reach you with if you win) or your name and email. You can read more information about logging into the Rafflecopter form HERE. Your information will be kept completely confidential and safe.

Giveaway Rules
  • None of my giveaway entries are mandatory, so you may do as many or as few as you’d like.
  • Each entry must be accomplished exactly as it is stated, including providing anything in the “Extra Info” field, for it to count.
  • You can perform each entry type ONE TIME ONLY unless otherwise specified.
  • If there is a “leave a comment” entry type, be sure the name you type in the comment’s name field is EXACTLY the same as the name you use in the form (this is so I can verify your comment).
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  • If you already follow/like me or the company via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc., that’s okay–the entries still count.
The Deadline
Giveaway Ends
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
Open to U.S. and Canadian Residents Only
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising.



  1. I’d love to get a photo-to-canvas… I have a beautiful picture of my hubby and daughter that would look great on a big canvas. Thanks for an awesome giveaway. :)

  2. i would probably get the photo to painting of my grandchildren, These are so awesome. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  3. I would probably get one of their “photo to canvas” products, but I’m not sure what size. I would have to figure out where it was going in my house & wait for a picture of my little man who is due in 2 weeks! 😀

  4. I would love the 0.75″ Gallery Wrap 20″ x 24″. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  5. So many neat options! We had some really great Christmas photos done this year, so I’d probably do an oil or acrylic reproduction of our favorite.

  6. Photo to canvas with an antique gold frame. Not sure yet if it would be of our grandchildren, the family, or just us.

  7. Although I would love to get the Avatar pop-art print, I’d probably go with something more classic like Watercolor or just a photo to canvas.

  8. I like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Foggy Tremont River —– Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  9. I have a gorgeous pic of my kids at Christmas that i would love to have made into a canvas…so the photo to canvas option would be the most interesting to me :)

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